The Black Keys Cancel Woodstock 50 Performance

Less than a month after their appearance at the event was confirmed, the Black Keys have canceled their performance at the Woodstock 50 festival. The duo announced the news on Friday (April 5th), saying in a statement, "Due to a scheduling conflict, the Black Keys will unfortunately need to cancel their set at Woodstock. The band wants to let fans know as soon as possible and before tickets go on sale."

Singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney had been slated to perform at the festival alongside a heavyweight bill that includes The Killers, The Lumineers, The Raconteurs, Robert Plant, Greta Van Fleet, Portugal. The Man, Imagine Dragons, Cage The Elephant, Miley Cyrus, Santana, Halsey, Brandi Carlile, Janelle Monae, Common, Vince Staples and many others.

The Black Keys released a new song entitled "Lo/Hi" last month, the first new music from the pair since 2014's Turn Blue album. They also announced a 31-date North American tour with Modest Mouse after several years of working on individual music projects.

Woodstock 50 will take place in Watkins Glen, New York, 150 miles west of the original site, on the weekend of August 16th through the 18th, the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock. Tickets for Woodstock 50 will go on sale April 22nd.